Cadene Russell Brooks is a Senior Associate at WilmerHale where she focuses her practice on internal and government investigations, complex litigation, and white-collar defense matters. She has conducted investigations into potential violations of the False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as financial fraud, government contracting fraud, and anti-discrimination matters involving the DOJ, FBI, and Inspector General offices. Cadene also has experience representing clients in False Claims Act, consumer fraud, and criminal defense litigation, and she has counseled companies in developing their regulatory compliance programs.
From 2015 to 2016, Cadene served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carl E. Stewart, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a former judicial extern to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Cadene was also an intern in the Homicide Section of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Cadene is an honors graduate of Howard University School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Howard Law Journal, and she is a graduate of Duke University.